Making baby books, creating photos albums, and keeping track of hundreds of family videos is enough to make any momma break out in hives! This week we’re talking about allllll the ways to keep track of your family memories with easy, creative ideas for every personality type. From our favorite brands and products to technical logistics, we’ll help you make a plan for storing and displaying all the beautiful memories you make each year. Plus, Ashlee gives a Christmas card photo pep talk, and April asks if she should make her kids a Powerpoint. Don’t worry—we talked her out of that idea. Join us for a fun (and practical!) episode on how to preserve memories while also preserving your sanity.
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The recordable storybooks from Hallmark.
Ashlee’s Favorite Memory Keeping Tips, Sites, & Products:
// Photos //
For printing Instragram photos, I use Artifact Uprising (I love their square prints, wood block + prints, and calendar) and Social Print Studio (I love their mini prints, calendar, and posters). I’ve also used Framebridge and loved how my photos turned out!
// Videos //
I backup my favorite videos on Vimeo. Sample videos: Everett turns five, Carson turns three, our ten-year wedding anniversary trip to Nicaragua. N'tima, fellow C+C writer, also makes birthday videos. You can see her latest one here.
// Journals + Books //
While I did buy an official baby book for both my kids (pictured below), I love my Promptly Journals too. I also set up e-mail accounts for both my kids and e-mail them letters on special occasions, like birthdays or the first day of school.
Lesley’s Favorite Memory Keeping Tips, Sites, & Products:
Lesley likes Chatbooks and pays for their monthly photo book series where she receives an album each month in the mail. Get yours here.
Lesley creates yearly birthday videos for her kids using iMovie, and then uploads the final product to Vimeo to share with family and friends. Here’s one she made this year for Luke.
Artkive seems like a great way to save favorite art projects!
Legacybox is a great gift idea for grandparents. The service turns old media into new media so you can finally watch all those old VHS tapes from your childhood.